NOTE: As of 4/10/15, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the changes from the start of 2015 spring training until the opening of the 2015 regular season. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix for 2015 regular season, click here.
With minor leaguers reporting to Jupiter, Florida for their spring training camp, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the start of 2015 spring training until the opening of the regular season. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the conclusion of the 2014 season through the entire 2014-2015 off-season.
As 2015 spring training opened, the St. Louis Cardinals had 269 players under contract from top to bottom, including 39 players on the 40-man roster. The latter are called out in bold. The matrix places all 269 at his assigned level in the system as well as by position. It is kept updated daily or as transactions occur.
Nowhere else will you find this current and comprehensive single-page view of the entire Cardinals organization.
Don’t be concerned about the order of the players’ names within a team and position. It has no relative significance.
Note that the 25-man roster for St. Louis and any other club is not in place during the off-season. Players generally remain on the rosters at which they finished 2014. Pay more attention to which camps players are assigned.
Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation
Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 269 Cardinals players, simply check out their free player profiles freshly updated now at The Cardinal Nation.com / Scout.com. You can see bios, photos, videos, articles, news items, links to current season and career stats and much more – everything you need to know about a player in one place.
Click on the following links to be taken to one of the nine team pages at The Cardinal Nation. You can also see rosters and player profiles back to 2004:
Once on a team page, just click on a player’s name to be taken to his individual profile page for that year. For example, here is the link directly to Stephen Piscotty’s 2015 Memphis profile.
Looking ahead and back
Now that you’ve found this page once, remember one of three ways to get back here. Bookmark the page, type “Roster Matrix” in the dark blue search box at the upper right or use the dropdown menu at the top of the page: “Players/Staff” > “Depth Charts/Roster Matrix”.
For details behind past rosters and transactions, check out the earlier versions of the Cardinals organization roster matrix as follows.
Link to previous matrices
2009: Jan–March 2009, April 2009, May 2009, June 2009, July 2009-February 2010
2010: 2010 spring training, 2010 regular season, 2010 first half, 2010 short-season, 2010-11 off-season
2011: 2011 spring training, 2011 regular season, 2011 short-season, 2011-2012 off-season
2012: 2012 spring training, 2012 regular season, 2012 short season, 2012-2013 off-season
2013: 2013 spring training, 2013 regular season, 2013 short season, 2013-2014 off-season
2014: 2014 spring training, 2014 regular season, 2014 draft and short season, 2014-2015 off-season
3/9: New matrix. Organization total: 269 players.
3/13: Minors RHR Robby Rowland signed (PB). New organization total: 270 players.
3/14: Optioned to minors: C Michael Ohlman. Four reassigned to minors: RHP Michael Mayers and LHP John Gast, Cs Alberto Rosario and Steve Bean. (52 remain in MLB camp)
3/15: SC OF Chase Raffield retired. New organization total: 269 players.
3/17: Optioned to minors: LHS Tyler Lyons, IF Greg Garcia. Reassigned to minors: IF Breyvic Valera, C Carson Kelly. (48 remain in MLB camp.)
3/21: Optioned to minors: LHR Nick Greenwood, RHR Sam Tuivailala. Reassigned to minors: LHS Tim Cooney, RHS Zach Petrick, LHR Dean Kiekhefer, RHR Miguel Socolovich. (42 remain in MLB camp.)
3/24: Optioned to minors: C Cody Stanley, SS Aledmys Diaz. Reassigned to minors: C Travis Tartamella, OF Rafael Ortega. (38 remain in MLB camp.) 1B Jake Stone, RHR Jeff Rauh released. New organization total: 267 players.
3/28: LHR Sam Freeman traded to Texas. New organization total: 266 players. (37 remain in MLB camp.)
3/29: Optioned to minors: C Ed Easley, 1B Xavier Scruggs, SS Dean Anna. Reassigned to minors: 2B Jacob Wilson. (33 remain in MLB camp.)
3/30: Added to 40-man roster: RHR Carlos Villanueva. LHS Jaime Garcia to 15-day DL. (32 remain in MLB camp). Four minor league releases: IF Ildemaro Vargas, Ps Logan Billbrough, Kyle Helisek, Joe Scanio. New organization total: 262 players.
4/1: Six players released: IFs Michael Schulze, Rafael Medina; OF Brian Vigo-Suarez, Ps Michael Holback, Dylan Hawkins, Andrew Reidt. New organization total: 256 players.
4/3: OF Gary Brown claimed off waivers from Giants. OF Tommy Pham to StL DL. Optioned to Mem: P Marco Gonzales, IF Ty Kelly. Assigned to Mem: Ps Marcus Hatley, Mitch Harris; 3B Scott Moore, OF Stephen Piscotty. New organization total: 257 players.
4/4: Sgf OF David Popkins, PB C Dante Rosenberg released. LHP Max Foody to GCL. New organization total: 256 players.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 4/4/15)
|St. Louis (25+2)||40-man (40)|
|Ja Garcia (L DL)||Choate (L)||Bourjos|
|C Martinez||Belisle||Pham (DL)
|Petrick (NRI)||Greenwood (L opt)||Easley (opt)
||G Garcia (opt)
||Moore (NRI)||Brown (opt)|
|Cooney (L NRI)||Tuivailala (opt)
||Jon Rodriguez (STEP)||T Kelly (opt)
||R Ortega (NRI)|
|Mayers (NRI)||Hatley (NRI)||Piscotty (NRI)|
|Gast (L NRI)||K Butler|
|Lyons (L opt)||Wyatt|
|Gonzales (L opt)||Kiekhefer (L NRI)|
|Cornelius (L)||C Thomas||Stanley (opt)
||B Valera (NRI)||Mejia||Wisdom (STEP)||Martini|
|Heyer||Donofrio (STEP)||Tartamella (NRI)||J Wilson (NRI)||M Williams||S Rodriguez|
|Sherriff (L)||Baker||Rosario (NRI)||A Diaz (opt)||Tilson (STEP)|
|Hald (L)||Stoppelman (L)||Ohlman (opt)
|Palm Beach (24)|
|Reed (L)||Perry (STEP)||Velazco||Washington||Katz (STEP)||C Valera||Gibson|
|Melling (L)||Llorens||Voit||Herrera (STEP)||An Garcia (STEP)|
|C Jones||T Lee||Caldwell||Bosco|
|S Garcia (STEP)||Shaban|
|Ar Reyes||Polanco||C Kelly (NRI)||Ringo||Pedroza||R Garcia||McElroy (STEP)|
|Al Reyes (STEP)||Barraclough (STEP)||Bean (NRI)||R Castillo|
|Kaminsky (L STEP)||Loraine||Wick|
|State College (29)|
|F Baez||Grana||L Cruz (STEP)||A DeLeon||Seferina||Pina||Diekroeger||Radack|
|D Perez (L)||Lomascolo (L)||O’Keefe (STEP)||R Reyes||Wiley||Peoples-Walls|
|Nielsen (STEP)||J Lucas||Sosa (STEP)||Acevedo|
|Johnson City (32)|
|J Perez||I Brito (L)||Lankford||Grayson||Turgeon||Mercado (STEP)||Drake (STEP)|
|J Mateo||Escudero||Godoy||Ustariz||C Rivera||Muscarello||Lacy|
|D Martinez||Caballero||Neil||E Alvarez||Ray|
|Weaver (STEP)||Gallardo||J Lopez||Collymore||Barzilli||Asbury|
|Morales (STEP)||Higgins||F Rodriguez||Massi||R Bautista|
|Flaherty (STEP)||Y Medina (RL)||E Rodriguez||Gronsky||B Sanchez|
|R Williams||S DeLaCruz|
|Alcantara||Oca (L)||D Ortega||D Gomez||L Flores||Cotes||E Montero||Bandes|
|D Gonzalez||Gavin (L)||Ripoll||Linares||A Luna|
|Ju Gonzalez||Medrano||Melendez||Ynfante||J Rivera|
|Estevez||Lugo||I Wilson||Barbuena||C Rodriguez|
|Fernandez||J Alvarez||Figuera||C Luis|
|E Perez (L)|
(NRI): Non-roster invitee to major league camp
(NRI): Non-roster invitee returned to minor league camp
(opt): 40-man player optioned to minors
(DL): injured – on the disabled list
(TI): temporary inactive list
(SL): suspended list
(RL): restricted list
(L) left-handed pitcher
bold: on the Cardinals’ 40-man roster
(#+#): for teams, the number of active players on the roster plus number of inactive/not under contract (DL+TI+SL+RL) players
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